Rush to Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon Mar 14 11:54:37 CDT 2011

On Mar 14, 2011, at 12:15 PM, Masato YAMANISHI wrote:

>> About half of the existing cables running across the Pacific 
>> are damaged ...
>> It that realistic ? That seems like much more damage than 
>> anything I have heard or seen.
> Yes, it's definetely true.

I'd like to see a list of damaged cables.  I thought a lot of capacity was installed which did not go through Japan, so half the capacity across the Pacific would be most of the capacity into Japan.  Or such is my understanding, which may be incorrect.  Does someone have data?


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